Papas con Rajas (Sautéed Potatoes and Chiles)

  • Serves

    serves 4


Smoky roasted poblano chiles add deep flavor to starchy potatoes in this side dish typical of Central Mexico.


  • 12 oz. small waxy potatoes, cut into 1/4"-thick discs
  • 3 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs epazote (available at or cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt, to taste


Step 1

Place potatoes in a 4-qt. saucepan and cover with water by 1"; bring to a boil over high heat, and cook until just tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring, until slightly caramelized, about 12 minutes. Add garlic and chiles, and cook, stirring, until heated through, 2 minutes. Add potatoes, and cook, stirring, until potatoes are very tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in epazote; season with salt.

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